Leading banking and finance lawyer Jean-François Vadeboncoeur joins Gowling WLG

15 July 2016

Jean-François Vadeboncoeur, a rising talent in banking, finance and corporate law, has joined Gowling WLG as a partner in the firm's Montréal office and member of its Corporate Commercial Group.

With diverse expertise in banking, real estate and corporate law, as well as traditional, subordinate and venture capital financing, Vadeboncoeur has 15 years of experience practising in banking and financial services.

"Jean-François has a dynamic practice that complements the strengths of our firm-wide corporate commercial team," said Peter Lukasiewicz, CEO of Gowling WLG Canada. "With his unique banking, finance and real estate experience, he'll help advance the scope of our corporate commercial platform to better serve the needs of our clients in Québec."

Called to the Québec Bar in 2001, Vadeboncoeur represents a wide range of financial institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises, and startup companies.

"I'm delighted to join Gowling WLG and begin an exciting new stage of my career," said Vadeboncoeur. "The firm's Corporate Commercial Group is one of the most experienced and well respected groups of its kind in the country, and I look forward to being part of a creative, problem-solving team that's focused on helping clients maximize their commercial position."

Gowling WLG's in-depth corporate commercial expertise covers a full range of legal matters for companies of all stages and sizes. Flexing to match the unique requirements of the job at hand, the firm's lawyers manage everything from landmark transactions and significant reorganizations to routine business filings and agreements.

About Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by the combination of Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm.

With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities worldwide, we provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world through our clients' eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances.